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2009 Australian Koala, Kookaburra and Kangaroo Bullion Coins

New to World Mint Coins are three gorgeous, world-famous bullion coins from Australia - the silver Koala, silver Kookaburra, and gold Kangaroo.

Australian Koala Silver Coin
Australian Kookaburra Silver Coin
Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coin


These coins from the Perth Mint of Australia feature annually changing designs, making the coins not only popular with investors but coin collectors as well.

The 2009 Australian Koala Silver Coin marks the third issue of this popular series. The coins are struck in four sizes - 1 kilo, 10 oz, 1 oz, and 1/2 oz, with the 1 kilo size bearing a slightly different design. The koala, native to Australia, is practically an icon synonymous with the country. Continue reading

US Mint Coin Sales to May 2009

2009 Ultra High Relief Gold CoinThe tallies for US Mint coin sales up through May 2009 are in, and there are some interesting figures to report.

Several of the bullion and collector coins were propped up by the late run of gold prices in May, so lets start with a few number there.

2009 Bullion Coin Sales
Gold Eagle Bullion Coin 554,500
Silver Eagle Bullion Coin 11,579,500


Gold eagles had their 5th best May since the series began in 1986. The month was also marked as the first in many where the US Mint's authorized dealers failed to order their entire allotted supply. As a result, at times the Mint had remaining inventory on hand.

The 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin moved ahead nicely in the last week of May with sales about double their normal level.

Ultra High Relief Gold Coin 64,851


Seven of the eight available US Mint sold First Spouse Gold coins enjoyed a final May week of higher sales. Here are the totals for coins sold: Continue reading

US Mint Annual Proof Set Launch and Coin List

US Annual Proof Set for 2009

On Monday, June 1, the US Mint launches the annual proof set. This year's set includes a total of 18 coins for $26.95, plus $4.95 for shipping and handling.

The price is the most expensive ever for a new issue, but included is more coins than ever -- compared to the 2008 proof set, three more Lincoln cents and one additional quarter.

The always popular collector's set contains uniquely struck 2009 coins that bear the "S" mint mark denoting they were struck at the US Mint in San Francisco. Continue reading

Louis Braille Commemorative Coins

New to World Mint Coins is the addition of commemorative Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar Coin information, images and coin specifications.

Proof Braille Silver Dollar
Uncirculated Braille Silver Dollar


Struck by the United States Mint in proof and uncirculated options, these coins celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, the inventor of the system of reading and writing for the blind.

The US Mint first released the Braille designs and a prototype in July 2008 during the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) annual convention in Dallas, Texas. Continue reading